Maya Efrati

Legal Fellow

Maya Efrati

Maya Efrati focuses on exploring different innovations and reforms which could revitalize the American voting system, in effective advocacy and implementation form. She has studied and worked on issues related to government accountability and democracy, including campaign finance, criminal justice reform, and other civil rights issues.

Maya graduated with a B.A. in Government, with a focus on Security Studies, from The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (Israel) in June 2011. She earned a J.D. and an M.P.P. from The University of Michigan Law School and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, respectively, in May 2016. Maya previously worked at the Peres Center for Peace in Israel, on a large Congressional campaign in the Los Angeles, California area doing local political outreach and campaign field work, with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME Council 36), with the Michigan Innocence Clinic, assisting in the post-conviction defense of clients who were actually innocent of the crimes of which they were convicted, and at the Center for American Progress, serving as a law clerk to the Legal Progress team and focusing largely on campaign finance, criminal justice reform, and the judicial vacancy and nominations process. While at Michigan, Maya was an editor for the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs, and completed her final (Capstone) project on the impact of campaign finance reform through Small Donor Match initiatives.

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Posts by Maya Efrati

FEC Ordered to Scrutinize Presidential Debate Rules

Posted on February 03, 2017

When America goes to the polls to choose a new president every four years, the Presidential Debates are a key way that citizens learn about the candidates and decide who to support. Unfortunately, the Commission on Presidential Debates (the CPD) has long excluded

Ferguson-Florissant Appeals VRA Case

Posted on December 13, 2016

The Ferguson-Florissant school board has appealed the judge's order finding that it violated the Voting Rights Act and ordering that the school board use cumulative voting going forward.

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